Request for Proposal for Website Designer

Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) (“Client”) is looking for a professional – Website Designer to develop and design websites for small business organizations.

Project Description and Understanding We are seeking a website designer to develop and design website for small business organizations 10-15 in number. The scope of services includes:

· creating wireframes and prototypes

· creating functional page (s)

· ensuring that the developed website is user-friendly and visually appealing

· providing small scale support to small businesses post completion of website

Required skills and Qualifications:

Proficiency in HTML, CSS or JavaScript

Content of Submittal: Each response shall be submitted as outlined below:

Experience and References

· A brief history of your website experience

· Website Design experience in working with community centers, small businesses, and/or similar projects preferred

· Experience in designing cultural and ethnic websites preferred.

· Proficiency in English

· Proficiency in Amharic preferred

· Descriptions and images of representative projects, whether ongoing or completed, including references (name, phone number).

· Cost proposal

Compensation: To be negotiated


Deadline for application – March 20, 2024

Interview – March 25 – March 29, 2024

Notification of selected professional – April 3, 2024

Signature of Contract – April 5, 2024

Start Date (Once contract is signed) – April 8, 2024

Finish Date (Once contract is signed) – June 21, 2024

Note: ECS has the right to cancel this RFP at any time.

Submittal Instructions Please email your submittals to at or before 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2024.

All submittals must be labeled: RFP for Website Designer

Note: Proposers shall bear all costs to prepare the responses to this RFP.

Position Title:     Social Services Coordinator

Reports to:         Executive Director

Hours:                Full time

Location:           In person at Ethiopian Community in Seattle


The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (c)(3) that serves immigrants and refugees of Ethiopian and African descent.  ECS was established in 1983 by a group of immigrants who volunteered their time, expertise and financial resources to assist fellow immigrants to establish their livelihoods in Greater Seattle.
Currently, ECS provides social services as well as long term programs on health, education and housing that empower the community to thrive and
seamlessly integrate into the American life.

Job Description:

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Social Service Coordinator to join our team. As a Social Service Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing essential support and assistance to connect community members to various social services including housing, employment and health services.  This role requires a deep understanding of the unique challenges and needs faced by individuals and families served by ECS
as well as a commitment to providing culturally informed services.


·        Conduct intake assessments and interviews with clients to identify their needs and develop individualized service plans.

·        Provide case management and advocacy services to clients, including assisting with accessing social services, healthcare, housing, employment.

·        Coordinate with community resources, government agencies, and other organizations to ensure clients receive the support and assistance they need.

·        Facilitate support groups and workshops on topics relevant to the Ethiopian community, such as parenting, health, education, and employment skills.

·        Maintain accurate and confidential client records, documentation, and reports in accordance with organizational and regulatory standards.

·        Collaborate with other staff members and community partners to develop and implement programs and initiatives aimed at addressing the needs of the Ethiopian community in Seattle.

·        Stay informed about relevant social service trends, policies, and resources to effectively support clients and advocate for systemic change.



·        Bachelor’s degree in social work with minimum of two years’ experience OR a combination of education and/or training and/or work
experience which provides the ability to perform the work.

·        Experience working with immigrant and refugee populations, particularly individuals of Ethiopian descent, strongly preferred.

·        Knowledge of social service systems, community resources, and government programs available to assist individuals and families
in need.

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse socioeconomic

·        Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.

·        Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and advocacy for marginalized communities.

·        Fluency in English and Amharic or other Ethiopian languages preferred.


·        Proficiency in Amharic   

·        Familiarity with South King County communities and resources.


·        Salary range is $50,000 -$58,000 annually.

·        Excellent benefits package including:

Medical & Dental insurance with 100% of premium for employees paid by company

401k retirement program 1:1 company match up to 3% of annual pay with immediate vesting



Deadline for Applications: March 18, 2024


ECS is an Equal Op How to Apply:

Interested  candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position to Please
include “Social Services Coordinator” in the subject line. 
Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other class protected by law.




Position Title:     Cultural Class Teacher

Reports to:         Program Director

Hours:                Part Time: 20hours/month


The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (c)(3) that serves immigrants and refugees of Ethiopian and East African
descent.  ECS was established in 1983 by a group of immigrants who volunteered their time, expertise and financial
resources to assist fellow immigrants to establish their livelihoods in Greater Seattle. Currently, ECS provides social services as well as long term programs
on health, education and housing.

Job Overview:

The Cultural Class Teacher will be responsible for designing and leading engaging weekly classes for children at Ethiopian Community in Seattle to educate them about the Ethiopian culture, language, history and traditions.   

Key Responsibilities:

·        Curriculum Development: Develop age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans focused on Ethiopian culture, language, and traditions.

·        Cultural Program Instruction: Lead interactive and engaging weekly classes on Ethiopian culture and traditions, incorporating a variety of teaching methods and resources to ensure an enriching learning experience.

·        Language Instruction: Provide weekly instruction in basic and intermediate level Amharic language, including fun and interactive activities, games and songs.

·        Cultural Activities: Organize regular cultural activities at ECS Community Center to supplement classroom learning and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Ethiopian heritage.

·        Cultural Events: Collaborate with the community center to organize and participate in cultural events, performances, and celebrations that showcase Ethiopian traditions and customs.

·        Parental Involvement: Communicate regularly with parents to provide updates on students’ progress, encourage parental involvement, and solicit feedback to enhance the program

Required Qualifications

·        Strong passion for Ethiopian culture, history, and traditions.

·        Experience working with children in an educational or cultural setting.

·        Proficiency in Amharic and English

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·        Ability to develop engaging and age-appropriate curriculum.

·        Creative and innovative teaching approach.

·        Reliable and punctual.

·        Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and engage with the local Ethiopian community.


Weekly classes to be held on Saturday mornings for two hours per session.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the
position to Please include “Cultural Class Teacher Application” in the subject line.

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2024




This position offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of children within the
Ethiopian community in Seattle while fostering cultural pride and identity. We encourage individuals who share our passion for Ethiopian heritage and education to apply.

ECS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to
age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other class protected by law. 



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ECS will implement the Mental Health Promotion (MHP) Project from July 2020 to June 2021 with a goal of advancing health equity by improving access to mental health services for under- served communities through raising awareness and facilitating access to mental health resources. The goal is accomplished through 1) Training of community members on mental health 2) provide mental health consultations in places of worship and at ECS on designated times and 3) share educational materials and list of mental health resources in three Ethiopian languages.

ECS seeks to hire the services of a consultant who will design and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan. The plan and the findings from the evaluation will support ECS to understand the effectiveness of its interventions and overall impact of the project. The plan is expected to include a baseline and end line survey to gauge changes at outcome level and more targeted data collection during implementation to gauge effectiveness of specific outputs e.g., training. An in-depth analysis of findings from surveys and evaluation is expected at the end of the project period with description of the effectiveness and impact of the project. The findings of the evaluation will inform future designs of similar programs of ECS.

Evaluation questions should include but not limited to:

Effectiveness and Impact

Potential conclusions and recommendations:

The consultant is expected to submit a technical and financial proposal to ECS. The technical proposal should include a detailed description of the methodology to be utilized as well as how it plans to build on previous surveys. Financial proposal should include the budget to carry out the monitoring and evaluation and schedule of deliverables.

The consultant will work with the project team to ensure accurate representation and interpretation of the project activities, outcomes, and implications of the work. Interested applicants can reach out to ECS at 2063250304 or email to secure more detailed information on the MHP project, including timelines and high-level success indicators.

Contracting is expected to start September 1, 2020 and is expected to be completed July 31, 2021. Qualifications

The consultancy will be part time for the duration of the contract, which is approximately 1 year. To apply, please submit your financial and technical proposal and three references to with the headline “ Request for Proposal – Consultancy on Monitoring and Evaluation” or mail application to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA, 98118. Application will close by midnight PST on August 23, 2020. ​

Position Title: Book Keeper

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: Part time, Seven hours a week


The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) is a 501 (C) (3) with a mission to facilitate a seamless integration of all persons of Ethiopian origin with mainstream United States. Additionally, ECS aims to contribute to the social, cultural and civic life of the Puget Sound Area as well as assisting Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans to preserve and share their ancient and rich cultural heritage.

The multilayered support provided by ECS makes community and critical connections possible for first- and second-generation Ethiopians who face all of the challenges of building a life in a new place. After helping community members gain a foothold with housing and employment, ECS works to breakdown additional barriers of language, health care and education critical to the full circle of success in any community.

ECS seeks to hire a book keeper to take care of the day to day finances of the organization on a part time basis.



To apply for this position, please submit an application to ECS by September 7, 2020 by e-mailing your application to or mail it to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle, 8323 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 98118. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.